After the Election: 10 Things Christians Can Do

No matter what does or does not happen in this election...God is still on His throne. Our country is changing, but our God is the same…yesterday, today, and forever. And there is still so much that we can do, each and every day, to show the world that Our God reigns above it all!

In a few short hours, I will be casting my vote for the next President of the United States.

I do not know who will win the election, and even if my party’s candidate wins, I doubt I will be in a celebratory mood.

This election season has been exhausting, and both candidates have failed to earn my trust or respect.

Regardless, I will accept my responsibility to participate in the process.

No matter how small and insignificant my vote feels.

And once I’ve cast my vote, I will gather with my sisters in Christ to pray for our country.

I’d be lying if I said that my heart is not troubled.

Uncertainty. Fear. Confusion. Doubt. Trepidation.

I’m feeling all the feelings.

They are so strong and so stifling.

Yet we are not without hope!

Because our God is still on the throne.

And His promises will sustain us.

Even now.

In this moment.

All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him, for dominion belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.” -Psalm 22:27-28

No matter what does or does not happen in this election...God is still on His throne. Our country is changing, but our God is the same…yesterday, today, and forever. And there is still so much that we can do, each and every day, to show the world that Our God reigns above it all!

So, let’s make a choice.

Let’s choose to trust the promises of God, rather than our emotions.

Because He is unchanging.

And right now, we could all use a bit of stability in our lives.

We could use a list of things we can do, today, tomorrow, and the next.

No matter if our candidate wins or loses.

No matter if our country thrives or perishes.

No matter if our church prospers or is persecuted.

Because, whoever holds the highest office in our country, we know the One who reigns above all.

Regardless of what does or does not happen in this election, we must never forget that God is still on His throne.

And there’s still much work to be done….


10 things Christians Can Do After The Vote


1. We can Rest

“Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in Him, for He shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.” – Deuteronomy 33:12

2. We can Trust

“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.” -Psalm 37:3-6

3. We can Hope

“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” -Psalm 42:11

4. We can Believe

“Everything is possible for him who believes.” -Mark 9:21

5. We can Pray

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” -2 Chronicles 7:14

No matter what does or does not happen in this election...God is still on His throne. Our country is changing, but our God is the same…yesterday, today, and forever. And there is still so much that we can do, each and every day, to show the world that Our God reigns above it all!

6. We can Praise

“Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Praise the Lord with the harp: make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. For the word of the Lord dis right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.” -Psalm 33:1-5

7. We can Forgive

“Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” -Colossians 3:13-14

8. We can Love

“By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” -John 13:35

9. We can Persevere

“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little while, He who is coming will come and will not delay.” -Hebrews 10:36-37

10. We can Prosper

“For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:11-13

Our country is changing, but our God is the same…yesterday, today, and forever. And there is still so much that we can do, each and every day, to show the world that Our God reigns above it all!

Our country is changing, but our God is the same…yesterday, today, and forever.

And there is still so much that we can do, each and every day, to show the world that Our God reigns above it all!

Join me today, in voting, in praying, and in choosing to focus on what we can do, rather than what we can’t.

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44 thoughts on “After the Election: 10 Things Christians Can Do

  1. Thank you, Sarah, for this hope-filled reminder that our God reigns. It’s such a comfort to know that no matter what, nothing will ever separate us from His love. I love the ten verses! Blessings and hugs to you!

  2. Oh Sarah, this is SO GOOD. Thank you thank you thank you… What an excellent list of important ways we can walk in faith through the outcome of this election.

    This was excellent. I will be sharing this everywhere!

    1. My heart was longing for more encouragement and hope surrounding this challenging election season, and there’s no better place than the Word of God to find encouragement and hope.

  3. Thank you for sharing this list, Sarah! So spot-on and wise. It seems with this election, there were no winners. But God still reigns! I am with you on all ten! To pull from an old political chant, “Yes, we can!”

    1. I’m so happy that it’s over, yet I doubt it will truly be “over” for quite some time. Finding strength in these beautiful promises yet again this morning. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Cynthia, I appreciate you.

  4. So much goodness here, Sarah. Now that its done, I’ve got to say that I find my hope and stay in the face that my future is in God’s hands. And this —> Let’s choose to trust the promises of God, rather than our emotions. Truth!

  5. Such great advice. The only one I don’t exactly agree with is #10 because that was a verse for the nation of Israel for that specific time and not for all people for all eternity. Children of God do have hope, though. Our hope is not in prosperity in this world but in all eternity. Our life may be full of struggle, persecution, and pain but our hope in our eternal future is what keeps us going. 🙂

    1. Like you, I associate prosperity with having a hope and a future because of what Jesus Christ did on the cross — not necessarily here on earth,but for all of eternity. And although this promise was originally given to the Israelites, I have clung to it through many challenging seasons, and found God faithful to His word even in the midst of great pain and suffering. Thanks for stopping by and participating in the conversation!

  6. Sarah, it’s wonderful to be reminded of these ten responses — actions we should be clinging to at all times. Maybe we need to be shaken to the core more often, so that we will remember our commitment to the sovereign God who is in “raises up kings” and “turns the hearts of kings” according to His own plan.

  7. Sarah- great reminders! So much hope here! God is still in control and can use this for His glory! It’s exciting to see what He will do and what He will accomplish.
    #GraceMoments
    Julie

  8. I love this so much, Sarah! I live out of the country right now but still have been bogged down by all the negativity around social media. This is a great alternative to sulking and worry. Certainly, the country and our world would be in a better condition if we were all faithful with these practices.

    Blessings,
    Amber Taube

  9. Wise words to remember, friend. God is so good, always…and even in this chaos and uncertainty that seems to want to strangle and divide our nation… He still reigns…thankfully.

    Always a pleasure to pause with you awhile… Thanks for sharing this at the #GraceMoments Link up.
    Blessings,
    Dawn

    1. I cant imagine struggling through life without the knowledge that God is good and He is on the throne. What a lonely, scary existence. So grateful for the truth and blessed to be able to share it through my blog. Hugs to you, friend. I love stopping by your link up each week.

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